The Head Start program is a FREE, federally funded community-based program that focuses on children ages 3-5. As a leader in early childhood education, we have been providing services for over 50 years to the families in our community. Starting in 1965 at Children’s House Head Start (Today known as Mary Helen Nelson), we now provide quality services at 31 sites across Oklahoma County, from Bethany to Luther and Edmond to Valley Brook!
We provide both half-day and full-day Head Start services. Breakfasts, Lunches, and snacks are provided each day. Several of the sites also provide additional childcare services to families. Our agency collaborates with several public school districts and private institutions across the county to provide services to as many families as possible.
As a Head Start enrolled child, they will have access to FREE dental, FREE medical, FREE vision and hearing screenings. From the time of enrollment, our staff works with families in order to identify and address any needs that the family may have. We would absolutely love to work with you and your child! Take a look through our other pages and see all the services our program has to offer. If you are interested, please complete a brief application and we will contact you to set up an appointment for enrollment!